Hello Chlloe, I think the thing I learned most from our basenji (s) is patience. Sometimes you just have to out wait them. Miles is now 4 and the time now he lays down and stalks the other dogs has shortened up. Good comments from others here too.
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RE: Basenji Reactivity- please help!
RE: Well we all made it thru the first year and to celebrate I had Zaki sit for a portrait with my new iPhone on his birthday.
He is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. We are on Basenji # 5 and have not had a brindle but hope to one day,
RE: Anti-anxiety medication for separation anxiety. 14 month male B.
Interesting research on music as a calming effect? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031938416306977
Our Basenji Paladin could not be left alone, we tried everything, one thing sort of worked rescue remedy and touch tell massage. We had many pet sitters. Our new Basenji is so carefree and problem free it's a miracle. Miles is Basenji # 5 so maybe we just learned from all the others....
Also, a list of reads and research including the use of Bach Flower Remedies,
Articles on Don’s Blog
Alone Training – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2014/08/01/dog-training-alone-training/
Preventing separation anxiety – Teaching your dog to cope with being alone – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/03/14/dog-training-preventing-separation-anxiety-teaching-your-dog-to-cope-with-being-alone/
ADAPTIL/DAP COMFORTZONE – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2014/08/14/canine-behavior-adaptild-a-p-comfortzone/
Understanding, Identifying and Coping with Canine Stress – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/11/01/canine-behavior-understanding-identifying-and-coping-with-canine-stress/
Pet Behavior and Wellness – Pet Behavior as an Essential Component to Holistic Wellness – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/10/28/pet-behavior-and-wellness-pet-behavior-as-an-essential-component-to-holistic-wellness/
Your Pet’s Behavioral Health Is As Important As Their Physical Well-Being: The New AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/08/01/pet-health-and-wellness-your-pets-behavioral-health-is-as-important-as-their-physical-well-being/
Introduction to Canine Communication – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/04/05/dog-training-introduction-to-canine-communication/
An Overview of the Bach Flower Remedies – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/06/22/bach-flower-remedies-an-overview-of-the-bach-flower-remedies/
Good Luck, you will get through this!
RE: Rabies Vaccine reaction
@kembe The vet said it was most likely a reaction. It healed up finally after 1 month! There was swelling and a scab at the injection site. I used coconut oil on top of it and it seemed to help heal it and then the scab fell off. None of our other basenji's had any type of reaction to the rabies vaccine. I am just glad it healed up. Thanks for checking in.
-They yodel when they are happy, it's truly a sign of our joy!
-They don't like the rain and will bury themselves in bed covers or hide as they refuse to go outside. They will dance around and run around to distract you from putting on the leash. We lived in Portland when it rained so much but he still didn't change his mind : )
-They love to be warm. Ours sleeps in his own bed but in the middle of the night will come and paw my head so I wake up and place his blanket over him so he is completely buried. I don't like being awakened but it's a charming trait and I don't like the cold either!
-They will get you in shape. They love to walk and run. And you know that a tired basenji is a good basenji. And since they are sight hounds they know when there is another dog or animal nearby. Last week he stopped in this tracks and just ahead 3 coyotes ran down the road. They will check out the sky for airplanes and birds. They see the world sometimes you don't see.
Good Luck! You have a forever friend!
How to Find a Lost Dog (not my basenji)
Hello Basenji Forum Friends,
Does anyone have any tips on finding a lost dog? My now new friend Paul lost his 10 month old pup (not a basenji but a dingo mix with similar traits- likes to bolt etc.) he slipped out of his harness. More info here, https://www.pawboost.com/landing/pet/X_dA3LT_KTQ_CQxN0ib3SgyCXnORaYz5/lost-dude-cupertino-ca-95014
I thought what would I do and reached out to help and have been posting flyers everywhere. Does anyone have any tips on finding a lost dog? Or how to hire a reputable dog tracker in the Bay Area? Thank you! Paul is a researcher at Genentech and also a pilot for Pilots & Paws that provides free flights to rescue dogs that have a new home! Thank you!
RE: Rabies Vaccine reaction
@kembe He is back to his same old crazy self! One thing the young tech worker told me is that most likely hit a blood vessel when they gave him the shot. Due to COVID we couldn't go with him inside the vet's office so I am sure he was a handful to keep calm. Surprisingly, the vet said he did well despite my thinking he would be hard to handle. Cheers--thanks to all of you for your comments. This Forum is so valuable!
Miles says thank you too! ![alt text]( image url)